Adobe Hidden Treasures
Lost typography from the Bauhaus masters.
After almost 100 years, original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the legendary Bauhaus school of design were rediscovered and are now ready to inspire a new generation of designers. Five beautiful alphabets have been meticulously completed and digitized by an international team of students guided by renowned type designer Erik Spiekermann. Now, for the first time, we’re making these fonts available exclusively to Creative Cloud members, so you can design with piece of living history.
The birthplace of modern design.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany by architect Walter Gropius. Literally translated as “building house,” the Bauhaus style was born out of the challenge of designing basic necessities like buildings, tables, and chairs, with the core idea that form follows function. In 1925 the school moved to the industrial city of Dessau, where its ideal of creating a new unity of crafts, art, and technology flourished. Many now-iconic designers called the Bauhaus home, and their legacy of industrial design and functional yet striking typography lives on today.
Creator of the now-famous poster for the 1923 Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar, Germany, Schmidt taught calligraphy and directed the advertising, typography, and printing workshop at the Bauhaus school of design in Dessau. More than any other master or student, he shaped the graphic design style we identify with the Bauhaus today.
Re-created by: Flavia Zimbardi
Marx enrolled at Bauhaus after apprenticing as a decoration painter. He studied with Joost Schmidt, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and was part of the group that tried to revive the Bauhaus after World War II. A counterculture figure, he struggled as an artist before achieving recognition in the 1970s. In 1986, he returned to Dessau for a major retrospective of his work.
CarlMarx Regular & Bold
Re-created by: Hidetaka Yamasaki
One of the most prolific typeface designers at the Bauhaus, Rossig originally trained as a civil engineer before coming to Dessau in 1929 to focus on fine-art painting and architecture. He studied a wide variety of disciplines under Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Joost Schmidt, and Alfred Arndt. He was jailed by the Nazi regime because of his ties to the communist party and later worked as an architect in his native Germany, while continuing to pursue fine art painting and graphics.
Reross Quadratic & Rectangular
Re-created by Elia Preuss